How many of you nofappers use antidepressants?

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  1. Tarfk

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    It's not a secret that all addictions cause depression and anxiety. I'd like to know if any of you got rid of antidepressants with Nofap?
     
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  2. BravelyKegger

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    I dont think nofap alone will get you off antidepressants, for me it was not enough atleast. You need to incorporate a lot more things than just no pmo, for me what really helped get rid of my depression was healthy eating mixed with no pmo, pmo will get your mind right and healthy eating will get both your health and mind right, i truly believe you need both to succeed. Also things like exercising, meditation, and cold showers, i believe meditation is one of the most important things you can ever do for yourself.
     
  3. bken

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    I've been on and off antidepressant medications. Anxiety hit hard once I decided to quit pmo and withdrawal hit.

    Truth about depression is it's completely linked to modern western society. Bad diet, porn, entertainment/internet addiction, living in EMFs, sedentary lifestyle, all of these things significantly increase the risk of developing mental health issues.
     
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  5. RamboErecto

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    Pills sucks
     
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  6. UK Lad

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    Hi, I’m on Antipsychotic called Abilify Aripiprazole. Lowest dose of 9ml. I’m on day 365. In months 3-4 I began getting brain zaps and hot fever. Brain zaps cos I weaned off my meds too fast and hot fever cos I began Nofap. I hit flatline and couldn’t cope, was full of anger so was sectioned on a psyche ward for a few months. And medicated. I’ve been on it for a year and 6 months. I’m secretly withdrawing and should be off it by October earliest. So far so good no hiccups.

    Nofap alone may not get you off Antipsychotic meds but my long streak should have done some serious fixing by now and hopefully all being well I’m ready to just wean off in under 6 months.
     
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  7. Minsc

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    I don't take any, though that does not mean I have no issues with depression..

    Thanks for the reminder.
     
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  8. IGY

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    This thread is not about antipsychotics.
     
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  9. IGY

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    No I still take two SNRIs. But my clinical depression predates my porn addiction. Even on streaks of over a hundred days, my depressive illness is unchanged because it is not a reactive condition.
     
  10. BravelyKegger

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    I said earlier i do not use them but that is not true, i drink for my antidepressant.
     
  11. Ronila

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    If your depression is caused by use of porn then it will go away and your mood will recover. If it is not, then it will not. Depression is related directly to chemical balance in the brain. By using porn heavily body resists by becoming less sensitive, but it becomes less sensitive not only to things that make you feel good, it also becomes less sensitive to signals that regulate your mood. Once you stop you will feel depression because stimulation is gone but sensitivity is still low, so your normal levels of neurotransmitters do not regulate your mood properly, so your mood, motivation etc ends up being poor.
    Usually people first feel depressed and then find tools like alcohol, porn or drugs to address them. Removing the addiction leaves them where they were before they started, and they started depressed.
    So cause for depression should be found and worked on before dropping porn, otherwise you will relapse consonantly.
     
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  12. UK Lad

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    Abilify is also an antidepressant call it whatever
     
  13. IGY

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    It can be used to treat depression, yes, but it is classified as an atypical antipsychotic.
     
  14. Fenix Rising

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    I was diagnosed with major depression, general and social anxiety disorder 15 years ago. I refused to take SSRIs and antipsychotics as studies have shown that antidepressants have only 40 % success rate Vs. 30 % of placebo. Flooding entire brains with serotonin for long time is not a good idea as pills can't target only specific pathways where 5-HT is present naturally, that's where known and unknown side effects of this drug come from. I studied a lot about depression and come to the conclusion that no pill can help you cure it. When I hit rock bottom in August 2018 possibility of ending my life was very real. Luckily I came across and started following Dr. Stephen Ilardi's book 6-Step Program to Beat Depression Without Drugs. It's not an easy program to follow as you have to develop self discipline and consistency which I both lacked big time, but when I was at the point when killing myself was a real option, I somehow found inner strength to read his book and say to myself, I will follow this program no matter what for a year, I can still whack myself later if this doesn't work. When I compare my mental state after 7 months of more or less successfully following program's steps all I can say, it works. So whacking myself is off the table now :) Seriously, I'm out of s very dark mind rabbit hole, I'm mentally more stable, physically in better shape and was also able to practice "hard mode" reboot quite successfully during these months, especially last 100 days. As I've already written, it takes a lot of will power to follow it, but for me it has been well worth it. I'm far from being perfect student (4.,5.,6. steps still give me a lot of trouble), but I try to slowly improve on all steps.

    Dr. Ilardi's solution to the problem of depression and anxiety is basically complete change of lifestyle:

    Dr. Stephen Ilardi:"We were never designed for the sedentary, indoor, socially isolated, fast-food-laden, sleep-deprived, frenzied pace of modern life."

    Basic steps of this program are:

    1. Physical Activity (Exercise)
    2. Omega-3 Fatty Acids
    (+ eating unprocessed food)
    3. Sunlight (+ vitamin D3 pills if needed)
    4. Healthy Sleep
    5. Anti-Ruminative Activity
    6. Social Connection


    You can learn more about the program here if you're interested:
    http://tlc.ku.edu/elements
    https://www.amazon.com/Depression-Cure-6-Step-Program-without/dp/0738213888/ref=sr_1_1?crid=PSGOYIOB01JH&keywords=stephen+ilardi+depression&qid=1554930536&s=gateway&sprefix=Stephen+Ilardi,aps,246&sr=8-1
    https://www.nofap.com/forum/index.php?threads/hopeless-case-searching-for-hope.187822/

     
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  15. Hank Pym

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    Meditation, exercise and watching Marvel movies are my antidepressants and I love to eat them.
     
  16. Tarfk

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    But that was not my question.
     
  17. Tarfk

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    Number 1,2,3 I already do. I've changed my diet this year and it is helping me(I eat only 10% of carbo)
    4 and 6 will come with NoFap for sure(cause I've already experienced it).
    Thanks for your reply.
     
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  18. Tarfk

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    Yes, actually I don't remember being depressed as a kid. I'll just try to get rid of porn first and then try to get rid of the medication and see what happens.
     
  19. delhiboy

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    pills just hide symptoms. if you feel sad and depressed just go for a run, push yourself if you need to. nobody else is going to help in same manner you can do to yourself.
    just talk to people call someone in family or friend. try to stay out of home. and depression will be relieved to a greater extent. but you need to help yourself.
    pills should be taken as last resort, when you are running, exercising, fairly or moderately social and still depressed.
     
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  20. Change92

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    I'm on 200 mg Zoloft not for depression, although for anger/paranoia issues (I was always against meds so they were a last resort for me and I need meds for the rest of my life unfortunately). I can say from personal experience that there's always a reason why you're depressed and you shouldn't be on medication for depression, ever. You need to be honest with yourself and take care of yourself.

    I've been doing NoFap for about 7 years and actually started meds about 2 years ago. NoFap definitely helped out a lot in my healing. I was using hours and hours of pornography and masturbation to distract me from problems I used to have. So I'd say it's great for helping you in your recovery from whatever mental health issues you may have for the following reason: you stop your negative addictive/escape behaviors in order to stop running away/distracting yourself from your problems. By doing this you chose to face your issues and in doing this you eventually fix them.

    The other best thing for me personally was eating healthy and working out!
     
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